Danhostel Roskilde - located in the Middle of Roskilde Harbour.

    Aage Krogsdam

    One of the Country’s newest Danhostel offers High Quality Service.

    Danhostel Roskilde, one of the newest hostels in Denmark, lies in the middle of Roskilde Harbour and is neighbour to the Viking Ship Museum.  It was opened in 2000, and has 40 large, bright en-suite rooms. "Our services and facilities are top notch and we are proud to say that we offer 5 star service to all our guests," says Chief Executive Lise Petersen, who along with her husband Tom who took charge in 1999.

    The couple hail from Frederiksberg and have never tried to run a hostel before; however the whole family often stayed at hostels when they went on trips around the world, so they are familiar with the hostel environment. "We thought it could be an exciting challenge to become the hosts of a hostel, so we sought the job and got it," says Lise Petersen.  Her background is in food and beverage, while her husband has a degree in market economics and politics.

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    It was a big transition for the twosome to suddenly be available "round the clock" rather than having more traditional work hours from 8 to 16, but they have settled in well and with the service genes they both possess, they have managed to market Danhostel Roskilde as a highly sought after accommodation and conference centre in the city.

    Close to Copenhagen

    "Our strength is that we are relatively close to Copenhagen - only about half an hour by train or car, and besides, Roskilde itself has a number of attractions, namely the Cathedral and the Viking Ship Museum. It takes about 15 minutes to walk to Roskilde station, which offers several departures each hour to the Copenhagen area. Many guests feel a little safer to stay here in Roskilde, and prices are lower than those in Copenhagen," says Lisa Petersen. 

    Another attraction in the summer months is the tour boat Sagafjord, which is used by many guests to celebrate family events, while sailing in the beautiful Roskilde Fjord. Sagafjord is just 100 meters from the main entrance to the hostel. All 40 of Danhostel Roskilde’s rooms come standard with shower, toilet, TV and four beds. Some rooms have beds for six people. However, guests may choose between using the rooms as single or double rooms.

    During winter, all the rooms were refurbished with new carpets and a new bed design, while a few years ago wall mounted bunks were installed in each room. It allows for more space, and the large windows which extend almost to the ceiling provide plenty of light. All over Danhostel Roskilde there drawings from the Romanian artist, Rares Moldovan.  They reflect his distinctive black and white painted murals inspired by the monarchs of Denmark and with an emphasis on Viking motifs.

    School Camps

    The hostel is open every day of the year with guests mainly from Denmark, but also from many other parts of Europe.  There is capacity to accommodate school camps, but only one class at a time.

    The rooms booked quickly each year, often a year in advance. Danish school groups are offered a special price with a minimum of 2 nights with full board and lodging. Also facilities for training courses are offered to many private organizations, associations and public organizations and institutions. It can either be just courses or can include accommodation. Course capacity is 40 participants at a time and as few as 4-6 people.

    For all overnight guests, it is possible to have breakfast.  Dinner is available from eateries close by, and there is an agreement with the neighboring restaurant. Fine shared kitchen facilities are available at the hostel so guests can prepare their own meals.                                                                                                                   


    There are plenty of opportunities to visit numerous sights which are close to the hostel. In addition to the Cathedral and the Viking Ship Museum, there is the City's charming pedestrian street with shops, courtyards and cafes which are only about 10 minutes walk away from the green urban park just opposite the hostel.

    Other attractions include the gallery, Glaspusteri, and there are good opportunities for team building with, for example, the Viking Ship Museum sailing experts.

    If you want see attractions some km. away, visit the Viking village Sagnlandet I Lejre. Of course you should not forget the annual Roskilde Music Festival. Danhostel Roskilde offers free parking, including handicap parking places for cars and large buses.

    Facts about Danhostel Roskilde:

    Danhostel Roskilde

    Vindeboder 7,  4000, Roskilde

    Tlf. 45 4635 2184

    Price for a single room from 475 DKK.  Beds in a shared room from 200 DKK.

    Open all year. Normally from 07:00 to 8:00 p.m., or 10:00 p.m. from April 1 - October 1, 2014.

    Dogs are welcome

    24,000 guests each year.


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